I have been idly thinking about this for a week and am feeling uneducated.
How do you see them, what connection should I know ?...and do you take this
passage to be in one voice by the way. I have heard it changing speaker at
"On Margate sands.." the echo of Moorgate producing a kind of call and
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'Trams and dusty trees.
Highbury bore me. Richmond and Kew
Undid me. By Richmond I raised my knees
Supine on the floor of a narrow canoe.' 295
'My feet are at Moorgate, and my heart
Under my feet. After the event
He wept. He promised "a new start".
I made no comment. What should I resent?'
'On Margate Sands. 300
I can connect
Nothing with nothing.
The broken fingernails of dirty hands.
My people humble people who expect
Could anyone comment on this passage. I'm trying to look at it from the
perspective of Wentworth's scribbled plea to Anne in Chapter 23 of